Psalm 69 Outline
– David cried out to God that he is in a big trouble (Psalm 69:1-4)
– God knows our sins and we cannot hide from him (Psalm 69:5)
– David prayed that others will not be disgraced when seeing his example (Psalm 69:6-12)
– David still pray to God despite the affliction (Psalm 69:13-18)
– David confided in God about how scorned, disgraced and shamed he felt (Psalm 69:19-21)
– David prayed that God will pay back the enemies (Psalm 69:22-28)
– David cried out to God about his pain and distress (Psalm 69:29)
– David will sing to God and offer thanksgivings (Psalm 69:30-33)
– Let all the heavens and earth praise God (Psalm 69:34-36)
Psalm 69 Summary
In Psalm 69:1-4, David cried out to God for help. He complained that he is in such a deep trouble, like waters have reach his neck and he sunk in miry depth which has no foothold. David felt worn out from praying to God as he kept looking for deliverance from God. David confided to God that he has a lot of enemies, so many enemies that it seem they outnumbered the hairs of his head. He told God that his enemies hate and want to destroy him without a reason. He felt he is forced to restore what he did not steal.
In Psalm 69:5, David knew that God knew his sins and he cannot hide them.
In Psalm 69:6-12, David prayed that others will not be disgraced or put to shame when seeing his example, that he is now being pursued by enemies. David endured scorns and was put to shame for God’s sake because he weep and fast and put on sackcloth to pray to God for help. The people who saw him like that insulted him. Even his brothers have abandoned him when seeing him involved in this trouble.
In Psalm 69:13-18, despite people insulting him, he still pray to God and look forward to the salvation from God to save him from his enemies.
In Psalm 69:19-21, David confided in God about how scorned, disgraced and shamed he felt before all his enemies. He looked for comforters but he couldn’t find anyone. The people’s scorn and insults have made David taste bitterness in his food and water. Psalm 69:21 is fulfilled in Jesus Christ, when the soldier put vinegar on a sponge on a stalk to let Jesus drink. In John 19:28-30, after this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
In Psalm 69:22-28, David prayed that they will be fed with punishment, just like how they plotted to attack him, making life bitter for him, and making him taste bitterness in his mouth. He prayed that God will darken his enemies’ eyes so that they cannot see. He prayed that God will destroy the place where they live, so that they will become deserted. He prayed that God will not overlook their crimes but charge them crime upon crimes and blot their names from the book of life.
In Psalm 69:29, David cried out to God about his pain and distress. He asked for God to send his salvation and protect him.
In Psalm 69:30-33, David will sing song to praise God’s name and offer thanksgiving to glorify. This will please God more than sacrifices of ox, and bull with horns and hoofs. The poor who see David’s testimony will put their faith in God and be glad. God watch over the needy and does not despise them.
In Psalm 69:34-36, let heaven and earth, the seas and all his creatures praise God, for God will save Zion, Jerusalem. He will rebuild the cities of Judah and let the people settle there. Those who love God’s name will dwell there.
Psalm 69 Bible Study
1. Don’t be ashamed of Christ
David was not ashamed to pray even though other people mock and insult him. In Mark 8:38, Â Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. In Romans 1:16, For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. In Luke 9:26, for whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels